Defence Estates is seeking contractors to join regional framework agreements in the South-east, South-west, East of England, East Midlands, Wales, North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humber and Scotland collectively worth up to £1.5bn billion.
Each of the four-year framework agreements will include five operators to carry out individual projects worth up to £12m.
The maximum value of work commissioned through each framework will be £250m.
The projects covered by the framework are wide ranging, incorporating design, installation, construction and maintenance across sectors including water, energy, residential and military.
Each framework agreement includes an option to extend for three years and is designed to suit SMEs, though no weighting will be attached to operators size.
It is expected that all frameworks will be awarded by Autumn 2012.
Deputy Chief Executive of Defence Estates David Olney said: “In these financially challenging times, we are looking to suppliers to deliver value for money. We recognise the potential for smaller enterprises to contribute here, alongside larger national and multinational suppliers. That is why we are opening these commercial opportunities up to a mix of company sizes.”
Head of the NGEC programme Steve Rice added: “We have consulted widely with the DE customer community, industry and wider Government, and have concluded that we need to widen the scope for suitably experienced companies in the SME category to be involved in smaller construction projects.
“Irrespective of size or specialisation, future suppliers will have to meet MOD’s demanding requirements and will need to demonstrate innovation, enough flexibility to meet the evolving requirements of the Armed Forces, and a willingness to make a proactive contribution to energy efficiency.”
At PQQ suppliers must demonstrate economic and financial status, technical ability, quality assurance, supply chain management structure and other such areas which the Authority considers critical to the successful outcome of the Framework Agreement.
Requests to participate must be submitted by 28 February 2011.